1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings play their 1st official baseball game, a win against the Great Western Base Ball Club, 45-9
1871 1st baseball league game (National Association of Baseball Players), (Ft Wayne 2, Cleveland 0) Deacon Jim White gets 1st hit, a double
1893 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
1897 23rd Kentucky Derby: Buttons Garner aboard Typhoon II wins in 2:12.5
1898 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
1899 25th Kentucky Derby: Fred Taral aboard Manuel wins in 2:12
1919 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC, 35,000 watch the Phillies beat the NY Giants 4-3
1924 VIII Summer Olympic Games open at Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Paris, France
1935 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05
1940 66th Kentucky Derby: Carroll Bierman aboard Gallahadion wins in 2:05
1946 72nd Kentucky Derby: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:06.6
1949 Plane carrying the entire Torino Serie A soccer squad crashes on the outskirts of Turin, Italy; 31 killed; Torino awarded League title at the request of their rivals
1957 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2
1963 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
1963 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
1968 1st ABA championship: Pitts Pipers beat NO Buccaneers, 4 games to 3
1968 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
1969 Stanley Cup Final, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO: John Ferguson scores the winner as Montreal Canadiens edge St Louis Blues, 2-1 for a 4 game series sweep
1973 Longest baseball game in Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
1975 Houston’s Bob Watson scores baseball’s one-millionth run of all time
1980 Dodgers bat out of order against Phillies in 1st inning
1980 White Sox 1st baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming 1st lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958
1981 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
1982 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
1982 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
1984 Dave Kingman’s fly ball never comes down (stuck in Metrodome ceiling)
1985 111th Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ã?ngel Cordero Jr.wins aboard Spend A Buck for his third Derby triumph
1989 Junior Felix of Toronto Blue Jays becomes 53rd MLB player to hit HR on 1st at bat
1990 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
1991 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Strike the Gold, the first of 2 Derby victories
1991 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1994 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen
1996 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Grindstone, his second Derby victory (1993 Sea Hero)
2002 128th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 2:01.13
2002 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (73,963): Arsenal beats Chelsea, 2-0 for 8th title
2013 139th Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario aboard Orb wins in 2:02.89
2015 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stuart Bingham beats fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy, 18-15 for his lone world title
2018 LA Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols collects his 3,000th MLB hit in a 5-0 win v Mariners in Seattle
2019 145th Kentucky Derby: stewards disqualify first-across-the-line Maximum Security for interference; longshot Country House declared winner; first DQ in race history for race infraction
2021 Following several positive Covid-19 cases across franchises the BCCI announces the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament

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